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Atrial fibrillation: an epidemic in the elderly.
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PMID:  21878052     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia that increases in prevalence with age. As the general population grows older, general practitioners will more frequently see this disease in their clinic population. In order to most effectively treat these patients, physicians need to understand key issues, including the use of rhythm control versus ventricular rate control and how to reduce the risk of ischemic stroke. This article will review recent advancements in the understanding of the pathophysiology, management, stroke risk stratification and prevention of thromboembolic complications in atrial fibrillation.
Anne B Riley; Warren J Manning
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Expert review of cardiovascular therapy     Volume:  9     ISSN:  1744-8344     ISO Abbreviation:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Publication Date:  2011 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101182328     Medline TA:  Expert Rev Cardiovasc Ther     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1081-90     Citation Subset:  IM    
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Cardiology, Boston, MA, USA.
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